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how many pounds overweight is considered obese

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at a person's weight in compa ... Read More
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Dr. David Liu answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Repeat & lose weight: MPV is the mean platelet volume, which is an indicator of larger, more reactive platelets resulting from increased platelet turnover. Compared to low ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessari ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
53 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
It could be.: To calculate the bmi, you need to divide the weight in kg by your height in meters squared. A bmi over 30 is considered to be obese. Unfortunately y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally rega ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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About 30 lb over: Obesity is a bmi over 30. For most, that is about 30 lb over ideal weight. If you are 5 ft 5 in, your ideal weight us 150lb. So, if you weigh over 180 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Obesity: Read the wiki on obesity: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/obesity.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Body Mass Index: Calculating the body mass index (bmi) is the most common way people distinguish "overweight" from "obese". Using a bmi chart values 18.5 - 24.9 are co ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Powelson
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
A matter of degree: Obese = very overweight. Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi between 25 and 30 is overweight. Bmi greater than 30 is obesity. With a lot of musc ... Read More

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